EU-Posting Netherland
13/01/2020 12:05


as of April 1st 2020 an EU-Posting for the Netherland will be done through an electronic application process.

Your DVKG Team

India: work visas without employment contract in the destination country
12/12/2019 12:05

The Indian consulate announced:

For work visas without employment contract in the destination country, the following information is required in the posting letter and letter of invitation:

Please consider this with your next visa application.

Your DVKG team

China: Handover of fingerprint as of 16 Dec. 2019
19/11/2019 10:05

The Chinese consular provider annouced: 
As of 16 Dec. 2019, each applicant must give a fingerprint upon submission of visa documents. The fingerprint is valid for 5 years with the passport presented at the time of submission. If the passport expires within 5 years, a new fingerprint must be issued with the new passport.
Exempted from this rule are:

  1. Persons under 14 years or over 70 years
  2. Owners of diplomatic passports or persons exempted from collecting fingerprints under bilateral agreements
  3. Persons applying for a Chinese visa with the same passport and whose fingerprints have already been registered within the last 5 years may be exempted from the survey. However, the issued biometric visa must be presented in the same passport
  4. People who have finger limitations or people who can not capture fingerprints from all 10 fingers for other reasons

Please note that all applicants must come to the Visa Application Service Center personally to obtain fingerprints. The falsification of fingerprints or fraud involving third-party fingerprints leads to denial of entry into China. Any resulting consequences shall be borne by the applicant himself.
More information will be available in the coming days.
Best regards,

Your DVKG team

China: strict interpretation of the regulations
12/11/2019 11:05

The Chinese Consulate informs:

The Chinese Consulate informed us that the requirements for the following items are more stringent. We ask you to pay close attention to the points in order to avoid delays:

  1. The passport photo must be up to date - not older than 6 months. For example, if a passport was issued on 06.06.2018 and the applicant uses the same passport photo in the form, it will not be accepted anymore. Submit a second current passport photo, which differs from your passport photo in your passport.
  2. The passport photo must be standardized and biometric. The background must be white, the detailed requirements can be found here.
  3. A passport photo out of life is not accepted. In this case, no passport photo can be refiled, a new visa application must be issued and a new appointment must be agreed.
  4. Particular attention is paid to the following points:
    1. First name,
    2. Name,
    3. Middle Name(-s) - same sequence as in the passport
    4. Date of birth
    5. Passport valid.

An overview of the China visa regulations can be found here:

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Your DVKG Team

China: Changes at the consular providern in Germany
04/09/2019 12:05

The application prozess changes have been made at the China Consular Providers. Important changes are currently in place and may continue to change over the coming weeks:

An application process can take up to 7 days to complete. Please submit your visa application in good time before your trip.
The consular provider has announced that in 2020, all travelers are expected to give a fingerprint in person. The fingerprint should be valid for 5 years and can be reused for a renewed visa application.
Your DVKG team